In the year 2164, the Namkun travelled into uncharted space, now secure from Romulan expansion and Vertian attacks. Following a fruitless journey of five weeks, the weary crew docked at an automated trading post operated by white robots. Captain Bievel found the repair and replenishing fee exorbitant but paid it nonetheless. During the stay, the station abducted a life support specialist from Namkun and disguised the crew loss as a deadly accident. Before the Namkun departed, the trading post advertised similar stations.
On November 18, the Namkun travelled too deep into the Ware territory to investigate their mysterious background,. The robots sent orbital patrol ships to destroy the Namkun. Captain Bievel begged for mercy and futilely tried to warn the Federation about the new threat. The Ware ships destroyed the Namkun. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: Tower of Babel)